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By Greg Lukianoff at The Huffington Post
Q: How can a "free speech zone" on a college campus be a bad thing for free speech?
A: When it's actually a backwards way of saying that more than 99 percent of that campus is a "censorship zone."
As I've covered many times before on The Huffington Post, free speech zones on campus are usually a disaster for free speech, often banishing student protests, leafleting, and other basic expression (political or otherwise) to tiny areas far away from the students the speech is intended to reach. But amazingly, as many as one in six colleges maintain such free speech quarantines...